The YSN Board and Members gathered at Kelsey Greene Villa on the 30th of March, 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria for the Annual General Meeting. An introduction of the history, scope, vision, mission and core values was shared to members present. Strategic activities for the year were given and the session was largely interactive. Members present had a lovely time together and used the opportunity to mingle and got to know one another. Watch out as our Innovative plans unfold this 2019.
NIMPORT is an annual event which creates a platform to share and review policies, programs and projects for participators in government and the private sectors. The forum is organized by an international development consulting company in collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Port and Terminal (NIMPORT) Business Promotion Committee members and strategic partners which includes, The Federal Ministry of Transportation, The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Safety Administration Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Shipper’s Council (NSC), Nigeria Navy, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), INTEL, LADOL, NEPZA, NEPC.
YoungShip Nigeria is collaborating with NIMPORT to advance Youth inclusion and Visibility in Shipping Development in Nigeria. NIMPORT will feature Maritime Youth Enterprise Development (MYED) Seminar in their yearly programme, and is willing to host YoungShip Nigeria on the 29th to 30th of August, 2018, where lectures will be delivered on possible Youth Enterprise engagement areas including seafaring. This platform is not only an informative and learning opportunity but allows members of YSN to engage with the sector at the exhibition. Venue- Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos (NIMPORT Conference room ANNEX). Time-11am-1am. This is opened for both International and Local members.
Slated for the 14th of July 2018, “The GO TO SEA CAMPAIGN with the theme, THE SEA AND I” was held at the prestigious Four Point by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Havilah Maritime Service Limited has set the pace to be a sponsor of the YoungShip Nigeria Go To Sea Campaign. The company is also a cherished partner of YoungShip Nigeria. The company was incorporated as a limited liability company on the 25th of April, 2017 to provide bespoke Maritime/Shipping services to the oil &gas and Logistics industries in general.
YoungShip Nigeria is pleased to welcome the Nigerian International Maritime Ports and Terminals (NIMPORT) as her partner. A meeting was held on the 28th of June with the Chairman Mr Fortune Idu at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to initiate this partnership. YSN will be a part of the 11th International Maritime Ports and Terminals Conference and Expo holding on the 28th-30th of August, 2018 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.
There is a positive shift in the domestic policies in Nigeria to promote sustainability and the conservation of aquatic and marine ecosystem. These dynamics and positive changes are leading to the effectiveness and efficiency in the Maritime Industry. But more needs to done and this would require funding and investments.
YoungShip Nigeria Exco Members met on Saturday, May 26, 2018 to plan the upcoming “Go to Sea Campaign” at Domino’s Pizza, Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. The campaign with the theme “The Sea and I”, is to create awareness and sensitization to; -Students of the Nigerian Secondary Schools about career opportunities in the maritime sector. -Highlight salient Industry relevant issues that concerns professionals and the Nigerian Seafarers. -Shed light on Nigeria’s comparative advantage in the maritime sector. The event is organized for members and non-members. You can register now. For more information send us an email - email@example.com or call +234813793073.
YoungShip was well represented by Mr Usman Shuaibu (The National Chairman of YoungShip Nigeria) at the 3rd Edition of Lagos International Maritime Week 2018. He gave a brief lecture about YoungShip, its importance to the Nation, the vision, history, core values, and benefits of being a partner/member. He highlighted some of the upcoming activities of our 2018 programmes coming up and encouraged everyone to be a part of the network. Kudos to our able Chairman.
Welcome to the second quarter of the year 2018. As we all know, YoungShip is a professional non-profit organization for young people working within the global Maritime Industry. Nigeria is proud to be a part of the International YoungShip network and we have made successful contributions even though we joined in the year 2017. This year will be more exceptional because we have outlined several programs that would be beneficial to members and non-members of YoungShip. You will be receiving our newsletters and information on how to participate in our programs. YoungShip Nigeria is opened to new Ideas and we look forward to see you in our next meeting/Event.
History has been made in Lagos, as the energy and maritime industry received the $3.3 billion Egina Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel sail into Lagos, making Nigeria the first in Africa to fulfill the local content integration.
In the serene conditions of the ISPS conference room at the headquarters of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Lagos on Thursday, like-minded young professionals in Nigeria’s maritime industry converged to launch the Nigerian Department of YoungShip International, a professional non-profit organisation for young people working within the global maritime industry.
In recognition of the numerous contributions of Stakeholders to the growth and development of the maritime sector in Nigeria, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) bestowed awards on outstanding maritime companies; Maersk Nigeria Limited, Gulf Agency Company (GAC) Nigeria Ltd, Charkins Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre among others, alongside some Staff of the Agency who have demonstrated commitment to the sector over the years.
The essence of the Cabotage was to boost the indigenous participation of Nigerians in the shipping industry owing to the prospects and viability evidently being tapped by foreigners as at then. The government thought it wise that it was dangerous for the country to leave key players in the budding maritime sector to foreigners leaching on the industry to dictate the pace.
Determined to contribute its quota in bridging manpower development gap in the nation’s maritime industry, the Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS) of the University of Lagos (UniLag), said that it has concluded plans to acquire a multi-million dollar oceangoing vessel for the sea time training of cadets, who graduate from the Institute. Speaking in Lagos…
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (IMASA) said it would put to stop vessels with high amount of sulphur in fuel that allowed for emission of carbon monoxide into the air from calling at the nation’s seaports.